2010 KTM 1190 RC8 & RC8 R Reviews — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2010 KTM 1190 RC8 — RC8 R |

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More Murciélago than flowing the dramatic looks of the KTM RC8 are nevertheless and elegant. There is a muscular to the Teutonic styling that is and the KTM’s angular lines and stance display a pure, aggression that is certainly

The RC8 comes in two flavors, with the difference between the two being the department. KTM’s latest-generation LC8 is a liquid-cooled, 75-degree, V-twin displaces 1148cc in the base A 2mm overbore increases that to in the R version, which also from lightened pistons and connecting rods that overall mass and increase

The heads are a little different there are titanium intake as well as flatter combustion that bump compression 12.5:1 to 13.5:1. The camshaft are adjustable, and that helps of any one of the three KTM race-kits, covering racing to full-on superbike Ready to Race, indeed.

The utilize 52mm throttle directed by Keihin EFI engine There is no traction control or ride-by-wire, but the motor revs and cleanly, producing strong from as little as 3000 Outputting a claimed 168 crankshaft (153 for the base model) at rpm, the RC8 doesn’t quite the brutal power output of engines.

It is, however, in the ballpark and feels and especially strong in the low-end and Almost more important outright horsepower around Raceway Laguna Seca is the 91 ft/lbs (claimed) of torque at rpm. It rips the bike out of corners and lofts the front easily in the first couple of if desired.

The RC8 proved to be extremely and easy to ride, with one caveat–the test machines on particular day showed a slight coming back on the throttle in KTM assures us that production will be fitted with a new twist-grip tube that throttle response by a fraction for the half of the throttle’s movement. Do not get the the RC8s I tested were to ride, because they not; I just had to focus a more than usual to completely smooth throttle

The RC8s’ redesigned gearbox is a revelation for me. Gone is the crunchy box of old was prone to occasional false-neutrals, when changing up into The redesign transforms the gearbox six, positive-feeling ratios shift perfectly every

The hydraulically actuated clutch is not a which I find a little odd on a premium quality superbike. on deceleration the Keihin ECU opens the butterfly to slightly reduce and I confess I did not have an issue, when hard on the brakes.

is missing from the RC8s’ than weight–and that is a thing. The R model comes Marchesini’s gorgeous forged-alloy wheels, and, being one of the bikes in its class, it plants on the ground at just over 400 (claimed) with everything but

That impressive lack of can be felt even at a standstill rocking the bike side to with both feet Once underway, the bike and turns predictably, neutrally and precision, making the RC8 an absolute joy to

Caster angle has been slightly for more stability in a line, and the wheelbase has been slightly, giving the RC8 added The chromoly tubular trellis and top-shelf WP suspension feel firm, but give superb Entering Laguna’s faster-than-you-would-expect 6, the fully adjustable 43mm and rear shock–both TiN coated for stiction–work exceptionally well, and the RC8 absorbs the bump and dip at the corner’s

Flicking through Laguna infamous Corkscrew is a challenge for any the RC8 shows great stability on the brakes, followed by a precise and transition from left-flick to on the exit. Plunging down Rainey Curve the suspension up predictably and the RC8 tracks well No matter how hard I try, lap the RC8 leaves me feeling that it has more on tap if I’m a bit braver.

High-end abound on the RC8R–the milled clamps, front fork, alloy swingarm, brake and footrest system are all black-coated to that stealth-fighter look. what makes the RC8s’ truly stand out is the amazing of adjustment available to the rider minimal effort; KTM is clearly of the one-size-fits-all approach to motorcycle

The RC8 is slim and comfortable with the changeable from HeliBar-level to full-on racebike crouch, and levers (yes, including the clutch) are adjustable for reach. The adjusters alter the seat by almost a full inch, inseam challenged riders to both feet planted stopped. Likewise, the footpegs can be set in a racing position or a more lower position for comfort.

the shifter and brake pedal are adjustable for length, while the lever is also adjustable for and a swift change to track-shift

The now-ubiquitous Brembos handle on the RC8. But, having many different machines the years–all apparently equipped the same combination of radial cylinder and radially mounted biting 320mm rotors–I discovered that not all Brembo are created equal. KTM revealed to me it had re-worked the internal hydraulic on the RC8 Brembos.

The KTM engineers’ emphasis is on feel, rather than a abrupt bite on initial and that effort has been a KTM’s racing experience has helped the company get it right. The are light to the touch, predictable, and plenty of feel, especially leaned over and even if trail braking deep a corner as well.

At no point were they if I needed more stopping I simply squeezed harder–just the way I it.

The instruments on the RC8s are all contained in a easy-to-read digital pod. is no gear indicator, which I like to see rectified, but there are displays for track or street via two separate switches on the handlebar. that can be toggled through lap times, maximum rpm, top speed, and total race on the track.

A clock, two tripmeters, consumption, miles-to-empty, total time, and ambient temperatures it for the street.

Although the RC8 lacks control, ABS, a slipper or a gear indicator, do not let that you against the bike. On the positive of the ledger, KTM’s RC8 is a terrifically well-engineered machine that it is and extremely easy to ride.

The is very impressive due to prodigious output and an excellent gearbox. weight, agility, and neutral make it a real pleasure to The unprecedented adjustability built the ergonomics enable anyone to tailor this bike to and that is a big deal.

Either version of the RC8 is a remarkable

With the Club Race Kit an extra 10 horsepower and a 12-percent in torque; it is race-bred and perfect for the However, the street is exactly the where the RC8 will come its own. If you are a weekend rider who enjoys some road the RC8 will give you everything you

While the KTM is certainly Ready to the RC8 proves to be an ideal streetbike,

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